|Overview of the LF status in Kirare, as seen in the pre-MDA survey in September 2004|
|Characteristic||Kirare village (all 4 hamlets)||Mtambuuni and Mashine hamlets||p-value (χ2-test)|
|Registered population ≥ 1 yr||1112||530||-|
|Examined population ≥ 1 yr||919||471||-|
|Male : female ratio among examined||0.88||0.85||0.76|
|Proportion of examined below 20 yrs||53.0%||48.4%||0.11|
|Mf GMI* among all examined||4.11||4.83||-|
|Mf GMI* among mf positive||781.3||851.1||-|
|Hydrocele prevalence (in males ≥ 20 yrs)§||35.4%||45.2%||0.11|
|Elephantiasis prevalence (in all ≥ 20 yrs)§||4.2%||5.8%||0.35|
Shown for the complete village (Mtambuuni, Korosini, Mashine and Tundaua hamlets) and for the village section included in the later part of the study (Mtambuuni and Mashine hamlets only).
* Geometric mean intensity, in mf/ml blood.
# Based on volunteers from mosquito collection houses only (90 and 64 examined individuals from the four and two hamlets of Kirare, respectively).
§ Assessed in 175 and 104 males (hydrocele), and in 431 and 242 males and females (elephantiasis), in the four and two hamlets of Kirare, respectively.
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